What We Know About Patrick Flueger – Chicago PD’s Adam Ruzek

Does the name Patrick Flueger ring a bell? He is an American actor, whose impressive acting in the American procedural TV Series Chicago PD endeared him to the admiration of his many fans. On the show, he starred as a young, often overzealous cop, whose way of handling issues was mostly impulsive rather than thoughtful. Beyond that, Patrick also played the lead role in the television series The 4400, where he portrayed Shawn Farrell. The actor has also been acknowledged for his other numerous works on TV.

Patrick John Flueger was raised in Red Wing, Minnesota in the United States, and he attended Red Wing High School. The oldest of two siblings, he was born on the 10th of December 1983. His ancestry is traced down to the English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Irish. His mother’s name is Kimberly “Kim” Dale (Johnson), while his father’s name is Kevin Charles “KC” Flueger. Learn more about Patrick in these facts below.

Highlights of His Acting Career

The Minnesota-born actor began his acting career in the year 2000 and had his first role in a play Evergreen: A Christmas Story at the Sheldon Theater. Two years later, he played as Zeke Wilder in Septuplets and Myra: Miracles Happen. Thereafter, he scored roles in many blockbuster movies, including The Pitts and Twelve Mile Road. He followed it up with roles in JAG, Boston Public, Judging Amy, and Grounded for Life in 2003. He got his first major gig in the 2001 Disney film, The Princess Diaries. The actor was also seen in A New Princess later in the same year.

Patrick also made his mark appearing in top TV series such as Law $ Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI: Miami. After a while, it was disclosed that Patrick would be starring as Shawn Farell in The 4400, which ran from 2004 to 2007. His outstanding performance in the series brought him more fame and recognition. Later on, he featured alongside Anthony Starr in The World’s Fastest Indian. His next role was in Spin (2007), followed by Kill Theory, The Job, and Brothers, all in 2009.

2010 saw Patrick Flueger appear in Scoundrels, VideoDome Rent-O-Rama, and Mother’s Day. The following year, Flueger featured in Footloose, as well as Hatfields & McCoys, Criminal Minds, Warehouse 13, and Present Trauma. Interestingly, Flueger made the list of actors who were invited to audition for the feature film, Captain American. However, it appears that he didn’t win the audition.

His Role On Chicago PD and Rise to Prominence

Soon after he lost the audition for Captain America, he decided to focus on his television. As a result, he landed a role in the police procedural drama called Chicago PD. There, he portrays the role of Officer Adam Ruzek, a young police officer, who was recruited directly from the academy. Ruzek is well-known as an overzealous undercover, who dives head-on into any situation without thinking.

Created by Dick Wolf, the Chicago PD started airing on the 8th of January 2014 and has completed more than six seasons. While on the show, Patrick Flueger also appeared in other films and TV shows simultaneously. Some of his recent projects include Loaded (2015), Lawless Range (2016) and The Tell-Tale Heart (2017).

Details of Patrick Flueger’s Relationships

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Patrick Flueger and Marina

The 6 feet tall actor is very handsome, talented, and hard-working. As you may expect, he has had his fair share of romantic relationships. His first known relationship was with Carly Pope, whom he dated for 3 years, starting from 2005. Afterward, he entered another relationship with Briana Evigan and they were together from 2010 to 2013. After their separation, he was speculated to be dating Marina Squerciati. The duo met each other for the first time on the set of Chicago P.D. in 2014. However, some reports say they had a secret wedding, nevertheless, none of them have confirmed the ongoing rumors.

Not long ago, news surfaced that Marina Squerciati is pregnant, but her baby daddy is not known. In May 2017, she welcomed a baby girl. More so, there are some other conflicting reports claiming she is married to Eli Kay-Oliphant, but since she has not been generous with information about her personal life, her husband or maybe-boyfriend is still unknown.

His Earnings and Net worth

As far as actors go, Patrick Flueger is far from the finished article; he is not yet at the top of the food chain but given time, he’d surely land more roles in blockbuster productions. His current net worth is estimated to be in the region of $800,000.

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